Macbook Pro Desktop Station?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dman8950, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. dman8950 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN
    Hey, I was just put in charge of outfitting my research group with new laptops. I'm looking at the mbps, but before I start putting things together I was wondering if anyone has a good setup they can recommend. I was instructed to get laptops and everything else you'd need for the in, add-on keyboard, mouse, display, hub, etc. I figure you can get any usb keyboard and mouse, then just plug in the display, but is there a good hub or controller out there? Any suggestions for a good docking station or setup? Can you attach an external display to a mbp and have it run while the laptop is closed? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, I'm looking forward to hearing about your experience. Thanks!
  2. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
    you can run the mbp on an ext monitor with lid closed
  3. fredjean macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2007
    It also works great with the lid open :) I use an (older) iCurve at the office to rise my MBP to a more comfortable level. It is attached to an external monitor, an Apple bluetooth keyboard and a wireless mighty mouse.

  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    There is a company that makes docking stations for the MBP. I can't think of their name, but I always see there ad in the back of MacWorld.
  5. AngelGuy7 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2006
    New York
    They're called BookEndz. I think they're ugly as hell but I guess they get the job done in their own quirky way.
  6. dman8950 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN

    Hey, sounds great, thanks. I'll look into that stand.
  7. Cavemate K macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2007
    I hate to say this, but I think Dell has the best design I've seen so far for docking stations. I thinks it's actually a combination of items in which you can plug in your laptop to the dock underneath a rack that allows for the mounting of an external monitor directly over the computer, thereby saving space, esecially when using an external keyboard. Anyone know of something like this for MBPs? Thanks.
  8. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    Me too.

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